(pocket-lint) – One of the big days of online sales is Amazon Prime Day. It’s held in the middle of the year and sees Amazon slashing prices across a wide range of stocks — including mobile phones.
This often provides an opportunity to get handsets at low prices and the past years have given a lot of devices to get excited about.
Here’s everything you need to know about the phone deals you can expect on Prime Day of 2022.
When is Prime Day 2022?
This is a closely guarded secret of the Amazon. Over the years we have seen the date spin. In 2019 it was 15 July, in 2020 it was 13-14 October and in 2021 it was 21-22 June. However, it has been confirmed that Prime Day will be held in July 2022 – and we expect it to happen in the middle of the month – probably July 12 or 19.
Prime Day sales are a natural counterpoint to Black Friday sales and give Amazon a chance to go over stock in mid-year sales and give you a chance to snag the deal.
Which devices will get discount on Prime Day?
Discounts are usually available at many manufacturers including Apple, Samsung, Oppo, OnePlus and others.
If you’re looking for an iPhone deal you might be in luck – with Prime Day approaching nearly 9 months after the iPhone 13’s launch, it’s likely it will be included in the sale, but likely to be at a big discount. Chances are the older iPhone 12. As there isn’t a huge difference between these devices, smart buyers might want to snap up the 2020 iPhone instead of the latest model.
Samsung launched the Galaxy S22 family in early 2022 and if previous years are anything to go by, Prime Day would be a great time to get discounts on some of those latest models – we’ve rounded up the S21 Ultra’s price for £245 have seen less. With 2021 and Samsung it’s definitely worth waiting to buy if you want the best deals. OnePlus also often offers discounts, as does Oppo.
We have left some examples of discounted devices in 2021 below for your reference.
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Are there real deals on Prime Day?
You need to shop carefully on Prime Day. While some of the quoted discounts may be questionable, the prices offered are usually competitive. Often, these will be around the lowest these phones have been offered for, but they may have seen similar prices in past sales, for example around Black Friday.
Prices fluctuate occasionally and it’s important to keep your eye on when Prime Day actually starts, as it’s a short event and you usually only have 24 hours to shop, because Those devices will be back at full retail price.
Do I need to become a Prime member?
Yes – that’s the catch with Amazon Prime Day – it’s a special sales event for Prime customers. That means you’ll need to get yourself Amazon Prime to get access to the best prices back in the day. If you’re not already a Prime member, there’s a 30-day trial so you can sample the benefits – free delivery, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading and more.
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Best Amazon Prime Day US Deals Last Year
Amazon has an array of discounts on all devices and here are some of the best deals.
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Samsung Galaxy US deals
• Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, save $324.99, now $925: Samsung’s flagship 2021 phone has a great display, loads of power, and a great camera system, available in multiple colors, 128GB. View Deals
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• Samsung Galaxy S21, Save $250, Now $599.99: Samsung’s smaller flagship still offers a lot. There is a choice of 128 out of 256GB and a range of colors. View Offers on Amazon
• Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Save $220.99, Now $479: The S20 FE has all the essentials, providing basically the same experience as the S21+ but at a cheaper cost. 128 to 256GB and comes in a full range of colors. View Offers on Amazon
• Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Save $250, Now $749.99: The Note 20 is a great 2020 device with the included S Pen, plenty of power and support for 128GB. View Deals on Amazon
Best Prime Day UK Phone Deals Last Year
Here’s a selection of the best deals on last year’s smartphones, divided into different brands to help you find what you’re looking for.
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Apple iPhone deals from the UK
, Apple iPhone 12 (64GB), save £90, now £709: Apple’s latest phone is available in a range of colors, all at a great price. View Offers on Amazon UK
, Apple iPhone 12 Mini (64GB), save £120, now £579: Apple’s compact phone for Prime Day at a low price. View Deals on Amazon UK
, Apple iPhone XR (64GB), save £10.03, now £473.99: An older iPhone, but with the latest design – and at a lower price. View Offers on Amazon UK
, Apple iPhone 11 Pro (512GB), save £135.01, now £1263.99: The flagship phone of 2020, with huge storage and all the cameras. View Deals on Amazon UK
Google Pixel deals with the UK
, Google Pixel 4a, Save £50, Now £299: This is the 4G version of Google’s affordable photo supremo phone. View Offers on Amazon UK
samsung galaxy deals uk
• Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Save £245, Now £954: Samsung’s flagship 2021 phone has a great display, a lot of power and a great camera system, which is available in multiple colors. View Deals on Amazon UK
• Samsung Galaxy S21+, save £205, now £794: A great Samsung phone that delivers a lot of power. There’s a choice of 128 out of 256GB in a range of colors. View Deals on Amazon UK
• Samsung Galaxy S21, save £165, now £654: Samsung’s smaller flagship still offers a lot. There is a choice of 128 out of 256GB and a range of colors. View Offers on Amazon UK
• Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G, save £150, now £599: The S20 FE has all the essentials, providing basically the same experience as the S21+ but at a cheaper cost. 128 to 256GB and comes in a full range of colors. View Offers on Amazon UK
OnePlus deals from UK
• OnePlus 8 Pro, save £349, now £549: OnePlus’ top phone of 2020 is all about power – and it’s a good price, too. View Deals on Amazon UK
• OnePlus 8T, save £200.01, now £448.99: The late 2020 update gives you plenty of power for your money. View Offers on Amazon UK
• OnePlus Nord, £161.01, now save £307.99: A formidable sub-flagship model with a great display and plenty of mid-range power. View Deals on Amazon UK
sony mobile deals in uk
• Sony Xperia 5 II, save £250, now £549: One of the best compact flagships of 2020 – and certainly the best Sony phone of last year. There is a discount on the phone and a gaming bundle at the same price. View Offers on Amazon UK
Xiaomi and Redmi deals in the UK
• Xiaomi Mi 11, save £110, now £689: A flagship phone with a 108MP camera, at a great price. View Offers on Amazon UK
• Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite, save £60, now £339: A mid-range phone that offers some of the latest hardware. View Deals on Amazon UK
• Redmi Note 10 Pro, save £69.01, now £199.99: A mid-range phone that offers some of the latest hardware. View Deals on Amazon UK
oppo deal uk
• Oppo Find X2 Pro, Save £400, Now £599: Oppo’s 2020 flagship phone was one of last year’s best. The discount includes the orange leather finish for a really great price. View Offers on Amazon UK
• Oppo Find X2 Neo, Save £259.01, Now £289.99: A mid-range phone, but you get so much for your money. View Deals on Amazon UK
Writing by Chris Hall.